Commissioner Rob Mazzuca and the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have confirmed that, with the looming start of the 2021-2022 exhibition and regular season schedule, it will be adding to its current vaccination policy.
According to Mazzuca, the expanded policy will cover all spectators and other attendees at all NOJHL events, including games and practices.
Those wishing to gain access to NOJHL facilities of any of the league’s 12 teams will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 — and follow any other safety protocols while in the building.
Children under the age of 12 will be required to be accompanied and supervised by a fully vaccinated adult and will also be mandated to follow all safety protocols.
The NOJHL had previously announced that members of its community, including players, coaches, staff and billets, would be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Following an exhibition schedule, the NOJHL is slated to begin the 2021-2022 regular season slate on September 16.